films seen
11
average score
2.45*
nationality
USA - 58 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Started out well enough, delivering a couple of slick and edgy films, but over time Fincher turned into a rather lifeless, stale and ultimately boring Hollywood director. A big name in cinema who doesn't deserve the praise he's been getting.

The good stuff

The Game

by David Fincher
Specifics
USA [1997] - 129m
Genre
Mystery, Thriller
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
The Game poster

Fight Club

by David Fincher
Specifics
USA [1999] - 139m
Genre
Comedy, Thriller
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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Fight Club poster

Fight Club probably doesn't need an introduction. It's nice to see Fincher's 90s classic still holds up after all these years though. Pitt and Norton are perfect, the pacing is slick, the styling exquisite. But it's the snide comedy that makes this film stand out, much more so than its activist plot.

Solid pieces

The Social Network

by David Fincher
Specifics
USA [2010] - 120m
Genre
Drama, Biography
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
The Social Network poster

The inoffensive

AlienĀ³

by David Fincher
Specifics
USA [1992] - 114m
Genre
Sci-fi, Horror
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
AlienĀ³ poster

Worthy but flawed

Zodiac

by David Fincher
Specifics
USA [2007] - 157m
Genre
Mystery, Thriller
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Zodiac poster

Panic Room

by David Fincher
Specifics
USA [2002] - 112m
Genre
Thriller
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rating
2.5*/5.0*
Panic Room poster

Dubious filler

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

by David Fincher
Specifics
USA, Sweden [2011] - 158m
Genre
Mystery, Thriller
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo poster

Se7en

by David Fincher
Specifics
USA [1995] - 127m
Genre
Mystery, Crime
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Se7en poster

Plain forgettable

Gone Girl

by David Fincher
Specifics
USA [2014] - 149m
Genre
Mystery, Thriller
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
Gone Girl poster

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

by David Fincher
Specifics
USA [2008] - 166m
Genre
Romance, Fantasy
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button poster

Irritation overload

Mank

by David Fincher
Specifics
USA [2020] - 131m
Genre
Drama, Biography
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rating
0.5*/5.0*
Mank poster

Mank for Mankiewicz, writer of Citizen Kane and subject of this film. Wank for the incredible circle jerk that Fincher created here. Hollywood's wet dream vision of their own industry, a film that gushes over the larger than life caricatures that prance around the screen and deliver spiffy lines as if the last 80 years never happened.

It helps if you've seen Citizen Kane and/or have a little knowledge about Hollywood cinema of the 30s and 40s. What really helps though is if you're the type of person that loves these classics as if they were the best thing that ever happened to cinema. That's the target audience of this film, that's who all the fan service is for.

Oldman's overacting is nothing new, the bland gray and white cinematography can't even compete with Kane's, the soundtrack is very present but adds very little and the endless dialogues are so tiring that I'd pretty much had it with this film 30 minutes in. The worst thing Fincher ever made. Successful though, since the Academy wankers gave it an Oscar nomination. Jerks.